I received my new Solstice and I think it is close to a perfect box. (except for the funny paint job) This box is brilliant in design in function and in performance. Check out their web site for info. Highlights: First, the mic pre's are truely fine and there are two of them...I'm not going to go into all the ways that you can use this (very small) box, but just as a blender it is the best of them all. The mic sounds so great and there is so much usable gain that it makes me giddy. I am running it directly into a Mackie srm 450 powered pa speaker and my whole gigging package is down to the speaker and a shoulder bag with everything else. If the PA is good, I can just walk in with my bass and the box and get fantastic sound with a minimum of gear and fuss, I was nervous about the preamp and eq for bass, but they absolutely floored me. Flat is beautiful and warm but not colored.If you got to fuss just a fraction of a turn gets you serious tonal control. Everything on this box is useful and from the clipping led's to the way the volume is set to allow max gain/min noise to the stereo 1/4 ins on both channels it is simple yet really versatile.Oh and it is as quiet as a church mouse.